Response to Intervention (RtI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RtI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning. These services may be provided by a variety of personnel, including general education teachers, special educators, and specialists. Progress is closely monitored to assess both the learning rate and level of performance of individual students. Educational decisions about the intensity and duration of interventions are based on individual student response to instruction. RtI is designed for use when making decisions in both general education and special education, creating a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by child outcome data.
As part of a school guidance program, a complete student record is maintained beginning in kindergarten and continuing through high school. All grades, test scores, health records, personal data, and the like are included in this confidential record. All students are given nationally standardized tests. The objective evaluations of each student’s achievement assist the school in making decisions, which will help provide a more adequate program of instruction.
In order to best prepare students for the rigor of each grade, Lincoln Elementary School supports student academic achievement through:
Research Based Instruction including Fountas and Pinnell Classroom, Envision Math and Writer’s Workshop. Picture Perfect and Project Lead the Way are utilized in STEM/Science. Benchmark Universe is used to teach phonics skills in K-2nd grade.
Interventions used when students need support beyond the regular classroom instruction include; Leveled Literacy Intervention and targeted academic instruction based on student need.